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Read: HHS: How to Properly Dispose of Electronic Devices with Sensitive Information

HHS: How to Properly Dispose of Electronic Devices with Sensitive Information

HHS issued guidance on the importance of properly disposing of media with sensitive information to prevent potential data breaches.

Read: White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

The proposal comes 14 months after President Trump signed an executive order calling for ways to merge duplicative offices and programs.

Read: OCR: Protecting Data Involves Physical Security As Well As Cybersecurity

OCR: Protecting Data Involves Physical Security As Well As Cybersecurity

The OCR’s latest cybersecurity newsletter discusses the importance of physically securing devices with access to ePHI.

Read: North Texas Hailstorm Reveals The Full Toll of Emergencies

North Texas Hailstorm Reveals The Full Toll of Emergencies

An official from the Wylie Independent School District describes his North Texas community’s experience recovering from an intense hail storm in 2016.

Read: 8 Steps to Preventing Phishing Attacks

8 Steps to Preventing Phishing Attacks

Preventing phishing attacks can be as easy as educating officials at your institution on cybersecurity best practices.

Read: Explaining The HIPAA-HITECH Intersection

Explaining The HIPAA-HITECH Intersection

Here’s two areas of HIPAA-HITECH overlap that healthcare officials MUST understand.

Read: Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Is The HITECH Act Working? A Summary of its Effect on Healthcare

Below we summarize the HITECH Act’s success based on the goals of its creators.

Read: 10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

Officials with access to sensitive information should keep these ten cybersecurity travel tips in mind to ensure a breach-free holiday season.

Read: Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Nursing home abuse will become a more significant problem as the population ages.

Read: 3 Steps to Meet HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements

3 Steps to Meet HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements

Here’s what hospitals and healthcare entities must do to comply with the HIPAA breach notification rule.

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